Economics 3 (H) is a prerequisite for entry into the Economics IV honours programme. It helps determine whether a student is admitted to the programme and helps prepare students for it.
The course provides an introduction to the formal analysis of a variety of topics to help prepare students for their honours year coursework and thesis and broaden their exposure to applications of economics. The course introduces new topics not covered in previous economics courses in the major and also extends and applies some familiar topics. Microeconomic principles will be applied to examine topics from microeconomic theory, public economics, labour economics, welfare economics, general equilibrium, financial economics, law and economics, international trade theory, and industrial organisation. Applications and public policy issues examined include asset pricing, the social discount rate, environmental economics, regulation of natural monopoly, traffic congestion, choice under uncertainty and over time, and taxation
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon a successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Think for themselves like economists, or at least understand how economists think.
- Recognise the economic issues in a problem and apply the appropriate tools to analyse it.
- Understand the economic tools taught in class and be able to apply them to analyse real world problems and policy issues.
See the course outline on the College courses page. Outlines are uploaded as they become available.
End of semester examination together with regular problem sets and a mid-semester examination, and quizzes based on published papers in the field.
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WorkloadTwo hours of lectures plus tutorial plus private study
Requisite and Incompatibility
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Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.
- Student Contribution Band:
- Unit value:
- 6 units
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|7041||24 Jul 2023||31 Jul 2023||31 Aug 2023||27 Oct 2023||In Person||N/A|